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Can My Mother Receive VA Benefits And Social Security?

My mother receives VA income (I believe disability) and she just turned 67. Can she also apply for her Soc Sec Retirement benefits? Will she receive both?


VA benefits have no effect on Social Security benefits, so the answer to your question is yes, assuming that she qualifies for Social Security. Some VA benefits are needs based, however, so it's possible that receipt of Social Security benefits could affect her VA benefits, depending on the type of VA benefits she receives.

Best, Jerry

Jan 29 2017 - 5:15am
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